Honor Them
by Jason Tomlinson

I’m so thankful we have this day of remembrance set apart
to honor those women and men with the bravest heart
who did not consider themselves above others
but gave up their lives for their sisters and brothers
no higher example can ever be given
no greater gift to to all of us living
I remember and I want to do more
for those whose lives were claimed by war
so not only do I remember I also live
I serve I teach I vote and I give
for why did they leave and why did they fight
if not to give us the tools to do what’s right?
so I will stand where I am to honor them I’ll be true
I will endeavor with courage and bravery and honor them as I do